(NewMediaWire) - Albuquerque, N.M. - March 14, 2019 - Presbyterian Centennial Care members will now be able to see University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH) providers. The two healthcare organizations have signed an agreement to bring patients back into the UNM Hospitals and Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) fold.
“Patient care is our top priority,” said Michael Richards, MD, MPA, vice-chancellor for clinical affairs for UNM Health Sciences Center. “This partnership ensures that Presbyterian members can be referred to UNM for care and in many cases, continue with the providers they have seen for years.”
“Through our collaboration with UNM, we will be able to expand access to care for Centennial Care members. We appreciate their partnership in finding solutions so more New Mexicans can get care closer to home,” said Brandon Fryar, president, Presbyterian Health Plan.
“We are very pleased to hear that this agreement has been reached and want to commend everyone who worked so diligently to ensure access for our Medicaid members. We believe this next step in collaboration between Presbyterian and UNM will create improvements in access, quality and cost of health care in our state and improve the health of New Mexicans,” said Dr. David Scrase, secretary, Human Services Department.
The agreement goes into effect April 1st and will span all of UNM’s statewide clinics, over 1800 providers, as well as the two major hospitals. The UNM Health Sciences Center is the state’s only academic medical institution, training the next generation of doctors, providers, nurses and pharmacists. UNM Hospital is the state’s only Level-1 trauma center and SRMC is in the process of increasing services, including becoming a Level-3 trauma center.
To schedule an appointment with a UNM provider please call (505) 272-4866.